Maizey is very focused on animal welfare. She would like to focus on educating people about the following:
* The importance of spaying and neutering your pets.
* The importance of microchipping dogs & cats, so if they are lost, they can more easily be identified & reunited efficiently. The technology is readily available and its wide adoption could decrease shelter populations because positive i.d. could be made instantly.
* When looking to adopt, remember to consider the adoption of "disadvantaged" animals, especially elderly pets, which are great for people who want a mature animal. And don’t forget about black cats - which usually spend the longest time waiting for adoption.
* Increasing opportunities for animal Ambassadors in schools, senior centers, hospitals and events.
History / Biography of the Candidate:
Maizey LittleWolf was found eating from the trash at a Shell Station around midnight in Navajo Nation (N.E. Az.) on Thanksgiving 2020. She was nervous but realized she needed help. She was only four months old at the time. I asked her if she wanted to go for a ride and she allowed me to place her in my truck. One of the happiest moments of my life was scanning for a chip to verify she was, in fact, a stray. She was pretty feral at first, but perseverance paid off, and now we are inseparable. She is likely half Blue Tick Coon Hound & half Aussie; but I just call her a "Rez Dawg". We've worked with a trainer to help her learn to integrate and behave. I have had her for over a year now and she has come such a long way.
Candidate’s favorite activities:
Going out on the back deck to bark at deer in the meadow. She loves to go to taverns around Teller to make new friends.
Quirks, funny things about the Candidate:
Maizey will totally empty a new toy of all stuffing and squeakers. She still loves the skin or shell that remains and will play with it until it is ragged.
Anything else you want us to know?
Maizey is a hearing assistance dog in training. As part of that she has been to the rodeo, a Broncos game, an avalanche game, and shopping in Cherry Creek. Currently training with Jeanine Martin-Carey and will go through certification with Lisa Lima when ready.
She is a very friendly pup who is almost 1½ years old. She is especially great with children and very gentle. She loves going out & about with me. Colorado is so pet friendly and it would be wonderful to encourage people to bring their pets out & about more often. The current condition of society and anxiety could use a little cheering up.